UCSI NEWS 9 JANUARY 2020

 2020-01-09 08:36 AM by
UCSI NEWS 9 JANUARY 2020

Dear UCSI Supporters
 

Welcome to 2020.
 
Thank you for making 2019 a success in our community fight against crime. This festive season has been a fairly quiet one, with crime right down and the UCSI staying on top of any suspicious vehicles coming into the area.    
 
It was a successful 2019 year for the UCSI, with well over 40 arrests being made and vehicles impounded. The UCSI also saw 16 SNIPR enabled gantries erected and numerous other gantries linked to the UCSI network of cameras. This was all made possible through community funding and support.
 
The network of gantries and SNIPR information becomes more powerful as it grows and is effectively managed and responded to. This is what makes the UCSI so unique and successful. Partnerships with SNIPR and TrackBox Technologies SA CAN are incredibly important and play a HUGE role in the success of the UCSI.
 
The best part of 2019 was the tangible excitement and support from our local SAPS. It has been a pleasure to empower them with valid SNIPR information and in return have unquestionable support and action. This is how we make a difference in our Community, Province and Country.
 
The UCSI plans to strengthen relations with the uMngeni Municipality and in 2020, and aims to have more gantries and CCTV cameras erected in the community. Safety and security is how we ensure socio-economic growth and investment in our community.
 
The UCSI goes into 2020 with Frans Labuschagne joining the team as the Operations Manager. Frans comes with an exceptional track-record and relationships in the Law Enforcement and security industries sectors.
 
The UCSI Board of Directors would like to thank Debbie Preston for investing the last 15 months into the establishment of the UCSI and ensuring its success. Debbie will be taking up a full-time teaching post at Epworth School in January 2020 and we wish her all the very best. Debbie will remain on the UCSI Board of Directors, and will continue to guide and advise the UCSI team on-the-ground. 

UCSI SNIPR positive alerts 9 – 31 December 2019
12th December 2019     
The UCSI received an alert about a silver BMW using cloned plates. SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. The vehicle could not be located after a 2 hour search and possibly left the area via a road or N3 where no UCSI gantry has been erected as yet. SAPS Radio Control were advised.
 
20th December 2019     
The UCSI received an alert about a white Subaru using cloned plates. SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. The vehicle could not be located after a search was conducted and possibly left the area via a road or N3 where no UCSI gantry has been erected as yet. SAPS Radio Control were advised.
 
20th December 2019    
The UCSI received an alert about a VW Polo listed as stolen in Middelburg (Mpumalanga). SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. The vehicle was seen heading towards Mpophomeni but unfortunately there are no UCSI gantries erected in that locality as yet. SAPS and KSS searched for the vehicle but it could not be located. On 30 December 2019 the vehicle was located in Mpophomeni and SAPS took over the matter.
 
24th December 2019     
The UCSI received an alert about a blue VW Polo listed as stolen in Pietermaritzburg. SAPS were advised and the vehicle was recovered. The driver was arrested and the vehicle impounded by SAPS. 
 
UCSI SNIPR positive alerts 1 – 7 January 2020
2nd January 2020         
The UCSI received and alert about a Toyota sedan listed as stolen. SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. UCSI and KSS located the vehicle and SAPS took over the matter. The vehicle was verified as stolen with the SAPS vehicle theft unit and the vehicle was taken to Mkondeni pound to be processed.
 
3rd January 2020           
The UCSI received an alert about a white Toyota Hilux listed as stolen. SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. The vehicle could not be located after a search was conducted and possibly left the area via a road or N3 where no UCSI gantry has been erected as yet. SAPS Radio Control were advised.
 
4th January 2020           
The UCSI received an alert about a white Hyundai sedan listed as stolen. SAPS and affiliated Security Companies were advised. The vehicle could not be located after a search was conducted and possibly left the area via a road or N3 where no UCSI gantry has been erected as yet. SAPS Radio Control were advised.
 
Thank you to those affiliated Security Companies (Knight Security Solutions, Ballid Security and PMB Security) who have also worked alongside the UCSI, SAPS and Law Enforcement Officials in securing our uMngeni Community.
 
We still need to “plug some holes” – especially in Merrivale, Merrivale Rural, Cedara, Howick West and Mpophomeni, and we need to grow our monthly contributions towards the UCSI from the community.
 
How can you get involved?
Please join the UCSI as a contributing member. The UCSI will not be sustainable without monthly community support from business entities and private individuals. Email ucsi@ucsi.org.za for more information on how to join and make a contribution. Private individuals from R50pm and business entities from R300pm.


Yours sincerely
 

The dedicated UCSI Board of Directors
Themba Ndulini (Chairperson), Thandeni Zondi (Vice-chairperson), Debbie Preston (Secretary), Krish Ramkuber, Kevin Wright, Terence James, Whyona Sithapersad and PJ Myeni.

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NOTE: Download the UCSI TrackBox App
The UCSI TrackBox Vehicle Check Centre App is now available at the Play Store or iStore. Download TrackBox and then select the UCSI as your ERPC (Emergency Response and Prevention Centre). You can also report ALL crimes as well as vehicle related crimes through this App.